“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
― Marilyn Monroe
oh me, oh my.
the heavens are messing with me these day! from the push to finish the book to having two sick boys, this week is looking like the last few before it.
and that is ok, i’m learning how to roll with the punches. life lessons are always there and instead of fighting it, i am just over here breathing. sipping on my coffee and practicing yoga. i have even committed to taking a yoga class once or twice a week, just to reconnect without having to hold space for myself (which is really nice!) and let someone else be in charge. friends, i remember why i love going to classes. something that really stuck with me (again, i love going to classes, i hope y’all get these little gems from when i teach too) was what lauren janes started class with: being a part of divine law. yamas and niyamas are not just guidelines, they are divine law. they are the contract we sign when we come into life and that when we break these tenants we are out of the circle with god/universe. we are out of sync.
we all have broken one of these tenants: non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, non-coveting, not hoarding (yamas), cleanliness, contentment, structure, self study, surrendering to higher power (niyamas). yea, we ALL have broken these, but starting today, we have the chance to step back in. to practice yoga. to know peace. to know love. to live yoga. y’all, sometimes we need these reminders, because you know what? it is easy to forget these parts of yoga when we are in “it”: the parenting, the working, the living. but that is when we need to remember that we are all part of the divine, it’s all yoga.